The Relation between Physical and Mental Illness: The Physical Status of Psychiatric Patients at a Multiphasic Screening Survey

By Michael Robin Eastwood

© 1975

The relation between mind and body has been keen of interest since antiquity. The author surveys the approaches to the subject from the observational to the experimental level. He presents the findings of a study carried out, at a community health screening survey, to test the association between physical and psychiatric disorder. The methodological difficulties of this kind of study, such as sampling the general population and reliable measurement of clinical states, are described. The results of the study, which confirm the two types of morbidity have a positive and significant association, are discussed in terms of the ecology of disease and psychosomatic medicine. It is suggested that the findings have implications for the delivery of health care and preventive medicine.
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  • Page Count: 134 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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This volume presents the findings of a study carried out, at a community health screening survey, to test the association between physical and psychiatric disorder. It is suggested that the findings, which confirm the two types of morbidity, have implications for the delivery of health care and preventive medicine.

The Relation between Physical and Mental Illness: The Physical Status of Psychiatric Patients at a Multiphasic Screening Survey

By Michael Robin Eastwood

© 1975

The relation between mind and body has been keen of interest since antiquity. The author surveys the approaches to the subject from the observational to the experimental level. He presents the findings of a study carried out, at a community health screening survey, to test the association between physical and psychiatric disorder. The methodological difficulties of this kind of study, such as sampling the general population and reliable measurement of clinical states, are described. The results of the study, which confirm the two types of morbidity have a positive and significant association, are discussed in terms of the ecology of disease and psychosomatic medicine. It is suggested that the findings have implications for the delivery of health care and preventive medicine.
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Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 134 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Michael Robin Eastwood, MBChB, MD, MRCPsych, MANZCP, FRCP©, is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a staff psychiatrist with the Clinical Investigation Unit at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.